but that got really hard when no one else knew their meanings. mostly, it wasted time trying to explain flower meanings after you give people flowers. it tends to look how do you say, creepy.
however there is exciting news on the horizon with illustrator/ad jason logan. jason has reinterpreted flower meanings for the modern day.
to quote the ny times article: "For centuries, flowers have carried coded messages. A dark rose, for instance, symbolized bashful shame; a foxglove, deceit. But the rules of love have shifted, and our floriography needs modernizing as well. Jason Logan illustrates some updated meanings for the flowers you’ll be sending (or receiving) on Valentine’s Day."
here are a few of my favorite new flower meanings: